Autumn trends warm and wet

Later freezes and fall color peaks

The map above shows much of the country is running quite late on the first freeze of the season this year.

The maps below show the 5 decade trend in temperatures and precipitation in Autumn across the U.S.

In our part of the country the trend is a little warmer and a little wetter for the 3-months of the Fall.

Trends over the last 50 years for the Fall months average temps and highs/lows.

Not surprising the warming is greater near the urban heat island (UHI) around Atlanta, but it’s weird not to see it so stark in other major cities, especially since we have more trees than most big cities. We can see a warming trend even in the countryside.

In precip map areas in green and blue trending wetter, areas in yellow and brown have a drying trend.

DAYTIME HIGH TEMP TREND IN AUTUMN:

DAYTIME LOWS TREND FOR AUTUMN:

PRECIPITATION TREND FOR AUTUMN:

DATE WHEN A FREEZE HAS OCCURRED 90% OF THE TIME:

For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

Kirk Mellish

Kirk Mellish

Meteorologist

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